An assemblage of 34 items from the cemetery and a further 4 items from the site.

It includes some finds of particular rarity and importance: 1) Paired cruciform harness strap-mounts are of great regional interest as there is a remarkable lack of horse graves from this period in Norfolk; 2) Shield boss mount is virtually unique and the quality of the surviving gilding underscores the prestige of the original Snetterton shield; 3) Pair of equal-arm brooches. The brooches show how localised styles of jewellery were appearing and can be compared to find-types like the horse harness fittings which became associated with an emerging elite.


Discovered in Snetterton, Norfolk by a metal detectorist

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
01603 493625

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1-4.30pm

(1 July – 23 September 2019 open until 5pm)

  • Closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
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